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Egypt - Health
12/28/2023 2:11:00 PM
Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population announced in a statement on Thursday the detection of the first two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus subvariant JN.1, following laboratory tests.

Egypt - Health
12/25/2023 10:56:46 AM
No cases of the Omicron coronavirus subvariant, known as JN.1, have been reported in Egypt so far, Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, presidential adviser for health affairs, said in a TV comment on Sunday evening.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
8/16/2023 9:33:00 PM
Egypt is free of the Covid-19 variant

Egypt - Health
3/26/2023 1:36:08 PM
Egypt announced on Sunday that they had received just over two million doses of Pfizer’s Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccine from eight countries over the past week.

Egypt - Health
3/22/2023 12:08:31 PM
Egypt received a shipment of 685,440 doses of the adapted bivalent Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, the Ministry of Health and Population announced on Tuesday.

Egypt - Health
2/11/2023 10:31:43 PM
The dominant strain of coronavirus currently in Egypt is the Omicron variant, which exhibits milder symptoms despite being more infectious, head of the Health and Population Ministry's Preventive Medicine Sector Amr Kandil said on Saturday.

Egypt - Health
1/29/2023 1:39:03 PM
An Egyptian health official denied on Saturday reports that a new virus had been detected in recent days, advising the public not to panic since the recent coronavirus variant had already been detected in the country more than two months ago,.

Life & Style - Health
1/14/2023 11:06:54 AM
Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5, which now accounts for a quarter of US Covid-19 cases, could become the dominant strain in Europe within a few months, the EU´s disease agency said .

Egypt - Health
1/2/2023 2:53:13 PM
Egypt has detected its first case of a highly infectious but mild Omicron subvariant, the country’s Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said in TV remarks on Sunday evening.

Egypt - Health
10/23/2022 1:30:06 PM
The XXB variant of COVID-19 has not been detected in Egypt so far, said Ashraf Hatem, Head of Parliament Health Committee and member of the Supreme Council for Respiratory Disease, in remarks to El-Watan daily newspaper published Sunday.

World - Region
9/12/2022 7:07:54 PM
The EU's medicines watchdog on Monday approved a vaccine specifically targeting the new and infectious types of the Omicron variant amid fears of a new wave of winter infections.

World - International
8/31/2022 6:26:16 PM
US health officials on Wednesday authorized updated Covid-19 vaccinations by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech that specifically target the latest strains of the Omicron variant, with the goal of jump-starting a new booster campaign.

Egypt - Health
8/3/2022 3:43:21 PM
Egypt reported a 55 percent drop in coronavirus infections and a 20 percent decrease in related deaths this week on the week before, acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar stated on Wednesday.

Egypt - Health
7/16/2022 10:59:42 PM
Acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said on Friday that 70% of the current coronavirus infections recorded in Egypt are of the BA.5 variant, which is a sub-type of the Omicron variant, adding that infections are on rise again in Egypt and the world.

Life & Style - Health
7/12/2022 10:12:43 AM
The quickly changing coronavirus has spawned yet another super contagious omicron mutant that’s worrying scientists as it gains ground in India and pops up in numerous other countries, including the United States.

World - International
6/30/2022 1:10:46 PM
The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization.

World - International
6/25/2022 10:11:16 AM
China reported zero new Covid-19 infections in Shanghai for the first time since March on Saturday, as the country's latest outbreak subsides after months of virus-spurred lockdowns and restrictions.

World - International
6/15/2022 10:30:44 PM
Top scientist Anthony Fauci, the face of America's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, tested positive Wednesday for the virus on a rapid antigen test but is continuing to work from home while he recovers, the National Institutes of Health said.

World - International
6/8/2022 8:17:34 PM
US biotech company Moderna on Wednesday announced positive results for a new vaccine that targets both the original Covid strain and Omicron, and sees the shot as its "lead candidate" for a booster this fall.

World - International
5/23/2022 5:57:06 PM
Three doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots.

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